T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers
President & CEO
Clifford Shiepe, MBA
T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers improves the health and well-being of the Los Angeles communities we serve by providing excellent and affordable preventive, primary and behavioral health care accessible to all.
“Regaining your health is only the beginning. The next step is learning how to stay well.”
T.H.E. was founded in 1974 by a small group of medical volunteers who wanted to bring affordable, quality health care to the South Los Angeles community of uninsured women and their families. Forty-five years later, T.H.E. has grown to serve people of all genders and ages, utilizing a patient-centered medical home model.
Today, we are a model Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving nearly 15,000 individuals annually in South and Southwest Los Angeles.
T.H.E. has six service sites (including a Mobile Clinic and two School-Based Health Centers) that serve some of the most vulnerable residents in South/Southeast Los Angeles. Our primary service area encompasses Crenshaw, Jefferson, West Adams, Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne in SPAs 6 and 8, and other densely urbanized neighborhoods noted for high rates of non-elderly uninsured.
T.H.E. has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, a nonprofit accreditation body that ranks healthcare organizations.
People We Serve
In 2020 as the COVID-19 global pandemic unfolded, forcing us to reduce hours and locations to preserve resources while patients put off non-essential care, we were able to serve 12,064 people during 53,471 medical visits both in-person and via telehealth, representing 81% visitation rate compared to the previous year with no such limitations.
Our patients are resilient community members invested in raising healthy families even as they face over-crowded neighborhoods, hunger, crime, under-employment and barriers to equity in education. In 2020, at least 85% have incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Income level directly impacts the challenges they face related to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), such as housing, food insecurity, transportation, education, literacy, and safety.
Thirty percent of our patients are best served in a language other than English.
Here’s more about the people we serve:
Federal Poverty Level: About 71 percent of our patients earn less than 100% of the federal poverty line.
Services We Provide
Adult and Pediatric Primary and Preventive Medical Care
Perinatal and Prenatal Education
Substance Use Disorder Services
Chronic Disease Screening and Treatment
Comprehensive Medication Management
Diabetes Wellness Program
Food and Nutrition Counseling
Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment